Counseling The Crack Addict
Understanding definition of addiction and range of substance related problems, biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual factors related to addiction, understanding substances and their effects of addiction on individuals including the biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of life and functioning, the interaction of the social and cultural context with addictive processes, and differentiation of other medical and psychological conditions.
Opiates and other Drugs
Understanding effects of opiate addiction and range of substance related problems, biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual factors related to addiction, understanding substances and their effects of addiction on individuals including the biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of life and functioning, the interaction of the social and cultural context with addictive processes, and differentiation of other medical and psychological conditions. Medication Assistant Therapy.
Counseling The Chemically Dependent Ex- Offender
The professional will be able to recognize and identify barriers that prevent effective counseling for the Ex-offender. Understanding trust issues, recognizing a institutionalized mindset versus chemical dependent mindset, understand the effects of alcohol on the brain, the effects of incarceration on male/female offenders and their children, and utilize follow-up forms and understanding a 12 step support group.
Co- Dependency/ Barriers To Parenting
Understanding Co-Dependency, recognizing barriers that prevent effective parenting for Co-Dependents of Alcohol/Drug population. Recognizing relapse. Warning signs for Co-Dependents.
Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling for The Chemically Dependent
Identifies needs and wants in a relationship with a chemically dependent person. Pre-Marital Inventory, affects of baggage from past the past. Healthy endings-vs-sound beginnings.
12 Core Functions/ Global Criteria
This workshop will help the professional understand the 12 core functions of Global Criteria, understanding screening, intake, confidentiality laws, clients rights and grievance procedures, financial forms, orientation process, ASSESSMENT: SOQUI,CAGE,MAST/DAST,CIWA, levels of care criteria, treatment planning, case management, Crisis Intervention, client education, how to complete reports, progress notes, discharge summary, consultation with other professionals in regards to client treatment services
Phases (Stages) of Recovery
This workshop will help professionals understand addiction as a brain disease and the effects Physically, Psychologically, Behaviorally, Socially, Spiritually, phases of recovery process, understanding the relapse process and steps for re-engagement after relapse,and support systems.
Denial/ Resistance To Change
This workshop will help professionals understand Defense Mechanism and how clients utilize these defenses to prevent the effective treatment. Clinicians will understand models of treatment, relapse prevention, principals of effective treatment, historic and evidence-based treatment approaches, stages of change, and levels of care.
Individual Counseling Part 1 & 2
This workshop will help professionals learn strategies to engage clients into treatment, understand how to interpret verbal and nonverbal responses, characteristics of behaviors of clinicians and effects on clients, utilization of screening and interviewing techniques.
Case Presentation Method
This workshop will help the professional understand assessment procedures, how to diagnose addictive populations, diagnostic interviewing techniques, utilize and interpret testing instruments for psychoactive substance abuse and dependence, criteria for determining diagnoses, criteria for determining appropriate modality and level of treatment, and utilization of data in assessment process including professional and none professional material.
Foundations of Professional Maturity
Professional skills and laws guiding Chemical Dependency Counselors to help provide quality care. Focus topics include:
Assessing Our population
Addiction as a Brain Disease
Group Counseling Part 1 & 2
This workshop will provide Interactions of group leaders with members and expectations of both. Techniques, therapies utilized, and monitored group therapy process. Identification of stages of group process. Rules and Contracts. Understanding the difference between group and individual counseling.